Bolts beat Painters, spoil Yap’s historic night

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Meralco shook off its early struggles to rally past Rain or Shine, 89-73, and stay undefeated in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at Ynares Center here.Allen Durham scored 23 points and coralled 23 rebounds with eight assists to boot for the Bolts, who went on a 30-point turnaround after falling behind by as much as 14 in the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Reyes looking to slot in Belo for Cruz in SEA Games roster ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Jared Dillinger added 16 points for the Bolts including the go-ahead triple, 61-58, late in the third quarter. He went 4-of-8 from downtown and also had two steals.JD Weatherspoon tallied 19 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks for the Elasto Painters (1-2), who raced to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter.The 35-year-old Yap joined the elite 10,000-point club after hitting a 3-pointer from the left corner with 49.3 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “We got off to a very poor start on the offensive side of the court. We were really turning the basketball over which was leading to points for them,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.“We came out really aggressive in the second half.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Meralco, which joined NLEX atop the standings with a 3-0 record, ruined James Yap’s momentous night.Yap, the Rain or Shine swingman, reached 10,000 career points. He came into the game needing only three points to hit the mark and finished with seven points on 3-of-13 from the field. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

SEA Games: PH team stuns host Malaysia in women’s football

first_imgTeen gunned down in Masbate MOST READ Letran Knights pull through for injured Ambohot 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Football – Women’s Team: #MAS 1-2 #PHI #KL2017 #RisingTogether pic.twitter.com/XXladDeP14— Kuala Lumpur 2017 (@KL2017) August 15, 2017KUALA LUMPUR — The Philippine women’s football team hacked out a 2-1 triumph over host Malaysia to start its Southeast Asian Games campaign late Tuesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Patricia Impenido and Camille Rodriguez scored for the Malditas to sandwich a Malaysia goal at UiTM Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend The squad, which even lost striker Eva Madarang to injury, thus boosted its chances for a medal as the tournament uses a single-round points system format. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The Malditas will next face Vietnam on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at University of Malaya.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

LeBron misses second straight practice with ankle injury

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) poses for the twitter mirror as Kendrick Perkins looks on during the NBA basketball team media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James missed his second straight practice with a sprained left ankle, an injury that happened on Dwyane Wade’s first day with the Cavaliers.James was at the team’s Cleveland Clinic Courts facility getting treatment Friday, and could be seen in the training and fitness area. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said the superstar is day to day, but the team has not said much else about James’ injury.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees Chooks-to-go Pilipinas winds up 5th in Fiba Asia Champions Cup Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The three-time NBA champion rolled his ankle on Wednesday night, shortly after his good friend Wade turned down other offers to sign a one-year, $2.3 million contract with Cleveland.It’s not known how James hurt his ankle. The team said X-rays were negative.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJames has tweaked his ankles in the past, but the 32-year-old has been incredibly durable throughout his career, playing in at least 75 games in 12 of his 14 regular seasons. He played in 74 games last season.The Cavaliers play an intra-squad scrimmage on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena and their first preseason game is scheduled for Wednesday against Atlanta. Cleveland’s season opener is Oct. 17 against the Boston Celtics and former Cavs guard Kyrie Irving, who was traded this summer.Wade was introduced to the media following Friday’s practice, and said James began recruiting him to come to Cleveland months ago.“He knew I could help this team in some way. I appreciated that,” Wade said. “It wasn’t the sole reason, but definitely everyone knows our relationship, and that he’s a huge reason why I decided to come here. But this team is so good, and you just want to be a part of something special like this.”ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

Gavina resigns, Dandan steps in as Kia head coach

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img After just two games under his belt as Kia’s official head coach, longtime assistant Chris Gavina has stepped down from his spot early into the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone “He talked to [team manager] Joe Lipa about resigning,” said Kia governor Bobby Rosales Saturday.Replacing Gavina is assistant coach Ricky Dandan who will take over the 0-2 Picanto.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlthough Gavina was the prominent presence in Kia’s bench since 2016, he was never the team’s official head mentor as the designation belonged to Manny Pacquiao.Gavina only got the lead coaching position at the start of the 2017-2018 PBA season. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kia’s only playoff stint in its history was in the 2016 Governors’ Cup as the then assistant coach Gavina took over the reins from Pacquiao.James White, Niño Cañaleta, and Aldrech Ramos led the then Mahindra Enforcer to a 6-5 record, including a 4-0 start, before bowing to Meralco in the first round of the playoffs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nets embarrass Heat, lead by 38 before pulling off win View commentslast_img read more

Cilic posts 100th Grand Slam match win, makes Aus Open quarters

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I have played great tennis from the first round against tough opponents and now I am really looking to the next match, it will be definitely be a big challenge,” he said.Carreno Busta reached the semi-finals of last year’s US Open where he lost to Kevin Anderson and also made the quarter-finals at Roland Garros in the same year.He was bidding to reach the quarter-finals in Melbourne for the first time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “We had a lot of tough rallies in difficult humid conditions so I was really glad how I stayed in there mentally and really played well in the end.”Cilic served 20 aces, broke serve six times and made a total of 73 winners as well as winning the majority of the long rallies.“That’s my style of play. Pablo is extremely solid from the back of the court and has great shots both on the forehand and backhand and he was serving really good today,” Cilic said.“It was a big battle and I am really relieved that I played such a great tiebreaker at the end.”Cilic said he faced a big challenge against either Nadal or Schwartzman in the quarter-finals.ADVERTISEMENT He will face either world No.1 Rafael Nadal or Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman in the quarters on Tuesday.Cilic reached the last eight in Melbourne for the second time and also claimed his 11th Slam quarter-final to equal Goran Ivanisevic’s record for appearances at that stage of the majors by a Croatian man.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Croat won two of the three tiebreak sets and was superior to Carreno Busta in the pressure moments of the round of 16 match.“There were lots of ups and downs and Pablo gave me a lot of trouble in that third set where he was twice a break up and it was difficult mentally,” Cilic said. Suarez Navarro credits Henin for old-school fightback MOST READ View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Croatia’s Marin Cilic reacts after winning a point against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)Croatia’s Marin Cilic won his 100th Grand Slam match as he mastered Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in four sets to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Sunday.The former US Open champion won the big points in putting away the 10th seed 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/0), 7-6 (7/3) in 3hr 27min on Margaret Court Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

‘It is gonna be a classic’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThey may have gone through rough patches this season, but defending champion La Salle and fierce rival Ateneo are still expected to light up fireworks anew when the two fabled foes face off Saturday in the UAAP women’s volleyball at SM Mall of Asia Arena.Bea de Leon, the Lady Eagles’ leader, called the match another episode of their “classic” rivalry.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UST can further complicate matters going into the second round of eliminations with a win over FEU. But the Tigresses need to do a lot more than they did in losing to UP (31-33, 25-23, 25-16, 25-12) recently.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I think it’s gonna be a classic,” said the prolific middle blocker. “But it’s anyone’s game and you can’t tell who’s got the edge.”Ateneo setter Deanna Wong said she was taking the match as a gauge to see if she has what it takes to fill in for Jia Morado, who opted to skip her final year of eligibility.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We still have enough time to prepare and scout,” said Wong. “We just take it as challenge and we all need to work as a team.”Ateneo will enter the game with a four-game winning streak which somehow erased its 0-2 start. The Lady Spikers, meanwhile, are coming off a shock defeat to erstwhile doormat team Adamson early this week. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sotto is center of attention in Eaglets triumph It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES That loss prompted La Salle’s coach Ramil de Jesus to describe their game as “barangay-level.”Meanwhile, Far Eastern University will take on floundering University of Santo Tomas in the other match.The Lady Tamaraws created their own splash when they dealt the NU Lady Bulldogs their first defeat of the season, 25-22, 25-27, 25-13, 25-20, Wednesday night.The win practically rewrote the championship discussion that in the preseason mainly included the Lady Eagles and the Lady Spikers.But the Tigresses, who lost to the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons, can’t be discounted in the 2 p.m. match, especially with current top scorer Cherry Rondina at the helm.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay agree on 2030 World Cup bid

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “At all times we found (Messi) willing to help us spread the word about the possibility that the three countries organize the World Cup,” Argentina’s Sport Secretary Carlos Mac Allister said. “It’s very important for us to feel that we have the support of players and that it is completely unattached from any political connotation.”Messi and Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez have already publicly backed the plan. During a recent Argentina-Spain friendly, Messi was expected to wear a bracelet that read “2030 together,” but he was sidelined due to an injury. The bracelet was worn instead by Javier Mascherano.So far, the co-organizers have not said how much the tournament would cost if they were to win the bid.“Today, we can’t say what the final costs will be to each of our countries, but it cannot be measured only in the building of infrastructure,” Uruguay Sports Secretary Fernando Caceres said.“There’s an intangible measure, which is how much a country earns in coexistence, in integration, identity, and the construction of citizenship by hosting an event of this magnitude.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Roma seeks a ‘miracle’ against Barcelona armada in Champions League Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay have agreed on 12 cities where they want to host the centenary World Cup in 2030.The Argentine Football Association said on Monday the plan would grant eight cities to Argentina and two each for Paraguay and Uruguay. The names of the cities were not disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT Bidding is not due to open for another four years but leaders of all three national bodies say they want to make a joint bid.The South American nations are expected to face tough competition for the hosting rights of a tournament that will likely feature 48 teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownUruguay staged the first World Cup in 1930 and has long been expected to seek hosting rights with Argentina. Paraguay later joined the initiative.Argentine soccer officials said they met with national captain Lionel Messi during a recent trip to Spain. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Bucks’ Giannis says inability to score lunch not a big deal

first_imgMilwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo helped the Milwaukee Bucks win a playoff game but couldn’t score a table at a Mexican restaurant.Antetokounmpo says the social media-fueled mess over the missed meal isn’t a big deal.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Antetokounmpo says he knows the restaurant’s owners and calls them “really good people.” He added that he plans to take up the owners’ offer to pay for his next meal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ John Wall at his elite, explosive best for Wiz in playoffs Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident The food flare-up started after a Bucks fan posted a picture on Twitter of the All-Star forward waiting at BelAir Cantina on Sunday.Earlier that afternoon, Antetokounmpo’s putback with 5 seconds left helped the Bucks beat the Boston Celtics in Game 4 to tie their first-round playoff series. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Boston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe fan’s post went viral. He says Antetokounmpo stayed 10 minutes before leaving. The restaurant later posted a message on social media apologizing for not seating Antetokounmpo in “as timely a manner as we would have hoped.”The forward told reporters in Boston on Monday that he left only because his ankle was bothering him. Antetokounmpo missed a couple of games late in the regular season with a sore right ankle. View commentslast_img read more

Slaughter back for Gin Kings

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Greg Slaughter Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter losing its first two games in the PBA Governors’ Cup, Barangay Ginebra certainly can use all the help it can get.Greg Slaughter, the Gin Kings’ 7-foot cornerstone, returns to active duty—albeit in a limited capacity—as Ginebra on Friday tries to arrest that slide by colliding with another slumping side in Blackwater at Alonte Sports Center.ADVERTISEMENT Matthew Wright knocked down the game-winning three with 2.3 seconds remaining that propelled the Fuel Masters to their second win in three games at the expense of Philippine Cup runner-up Magnolia Hotshots last week.And the Fuel Masters hope to ride the momentum of that victory.“We have to follow it up with another good game. It will make us tougher if we can win this one,” Alas said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Ceres still needs to fine-tune defense MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I know all eyes are on our import, but I just feel like it’s more than that,” Cone said. “Our locals are not playing as well either and we’re not just playing at a high level at this point.”The reentry of the 7-foot Slaughter might change it all as Garcia earns a chance to prove himself one more time with Justin Brownlee, who helped the Kings’ back-to-back championship run in the Governors’ Cup, just one phone call away.Brownlee is coming off a championship stint with San Miguel Beer-Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League.Meanwhile, Phoenix Petroleum coach Louie Alas is anxious about facing an NLEX side that has lost its first three games when both teams collide in the 4:30 p.m. curtain-raiser.“Three consecutive losses make NLEX a dangerous squad,” Alas said.ADVERTISEMENT Charles Garcia will remain Ginebra’s import for now, although all eyes in their 7 p.m. clash with the Elite will be on how well Slaughter has recovered from a severe ankle sprain that kept him out of the playoffs in the Philippine Cup.“We won’t play him full minutes, probably 20-24 minutes once he plays his first game,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said. “Needless to say, we have to be very careful with him; we don’t want him to go down again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Gin Kings lost by a wide margin against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters but their latest loss, which was against TNT KaTropa, had Ginebra with a chance to win it in the endgame.Garcia failed to deliver in those games, though Cone doesn’t see his import as the only person to blame. View commentslast_img read more

South Korea still confident of making World Cup knockout stages

first_imgNow the Koreans face Mexico, and another loss would probably end their chances of making the knockout stages for the third time since they co-hosted the tournament in 2002. “We can go to the last 16 if we believe in the manager and play well in the last two games,” forward Lee Seung-woo said on Wednesday. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Ever since I was a child, I have always dreamed of playing in a World Cup for Korea. The team has not given up because we lost. “Our players believe they can do it. I believe in the players and believe in the coaching staff.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA: Ginebra hammers Columbian, climbs to sixth place Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ South Korea players walk in dejection end the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)South Korea has not given up hope of reaching the World Cup’s last 16 and are drawing inspiration from their Asian rivals ahead of a crunch game against Mexico on Saturday. An opening defeat to Sweden has left Shin Tae-yong’s side playing catch-up in Group F, particularly after Mexico pulled off the shock of the first round by beating Germany. ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Asia’s teams have enjoyed mixed success so far, with Saudi Arabia struggling in Group A while Iran edged past Morocco and Japan overcame 10-man Colombia. “Our Asian teams have been winning, both Iran and Japan,” midfielder Jung Woo-young said. “I had a suspicion the Asian teams in this World Cup would do well and I had the idea that we would do well as an Asian team too. “It has caused a lot of excitement for us and we are even stronger in our belief that we can do it.” ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueeslast_img read more